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November 2022

Ritual Fire-walking at Daigan-ji Temple, Miyajima

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daigan-ji Temple, 3 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0535 Japan
Free
Daigan-ji Temple firewaalking ritual Miayjima Hiroshima

Impressive and elaborate ritual that culminates in priests and members of the public rushing across hot coals in front of Daigan-ji Temple, located at the exit from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. Ceremonies begin at 1pm, but the actual fire walking usually starts around 2pm. For more about and photos and video of this fire-walking ritual click here.

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Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

November 15 @ 11:00 am
Daisho-in Temple, 210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
Free

The impressive hi-watari-shiki fire walking ritual takes place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year in spring and autumn.

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Kagura Night Market

November 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hiroshima Castle Hiroshima-shi, Japan
Free

Enjoy Hiroshima Kagura under the stars, check out the beautiful costumes on display and nibble and sip at food stalls within the grounds of Hiroshima Castle.

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May 2023

Naki-zumo Cry Baby Sumo at Gokoku-jinja Shrine

May 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gokoku-jinja Shrine, 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Free

What better way to celebrate Children's Day than by dressing your baby up in funny clothes and making them cry in front of a big crowd.

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August 2023

Miyajima Kangensai

August 3, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Itsukushima Shrine, 1-1 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0588 Japan
Free

The Kangensai is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima's biggest and most elaborate festival of the year.

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